DJ Hyphen, J. Moore, & DJ B-Mello – Cornerstone Mixtape #115


Yes y’all, the time has finally come for the release of the newest Cornerstone Mixtape, presented by J. Moore, DJ B-Mello, and yours truly.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, Cornerstone is one of the preeminent marketing companies in the music industry and they’ve been releasing a monthly mixtape for years.  The hosts of each edition are hand selected by the Cornerstone staff and to be picked is considered a pretty high honor within hip-hop, one we’re thankful and proud to receive.  Some of the past participants  include  legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock, DJ Jazzy Jeff, the Fantastic Four (from Friday Night Flavas), DJ Revolution, and countless others.  J and I are excited to be able to join those ranks and represent Seattle alongside our longtime friend and fellow DJ, the original West Coast Tapemaster, DJ B-Mello.

To be honest, it’s a bit surreal to see myself plastered on one of these covers since I’ve been collecting the tapes for years.  To go from a kid bumming copies from my industry friends each month, to being added to the Cornerstone ship list (what up TNT!), to now helping host a tape myself…I can’t front, it’s a really cool feeling.  Big shout to the entire 1200 Squad, particularly Blaze Wong, J, Dru Ha, and Rob Stone, for working with me throughout my college radio years and now at KUBE with Sunday Night Sound Session.  They truly respect and live this culture, and they recognize folks who are helping keep it alive like J, Mello, and myself.  Much appreciated fellas.

Alright, enough sentimentality.  If you’re interested, peep the tracklisting for our mix and download it through one of the links below.  We finished this up back in April, so a few of the songs are a little old right now.  That said, I think we did a pretty damn good job keeping it current and we even managed to hang on to a couple exclusives…no small feat in this day and age.  As always, our goal was to provide you with some great music and perhaps expose you to an artist you might not be familiar with.

Please feel free to repost and share around the net to all your people.  Most importantly, just like on my old Beats, Rhymes, and Life mixtapes, remember to support the artists if you’re feeling their music!


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26 Responses to “DJ Hyphen, J. Moore, & DJ B-Mello – Cornerstone Mixtape #115”

  1. […] Exile on Sound Session DJ Hyphen, J. Moore, & DJ B-Mello – Cornerstone Mixtape #115 […]

  2. Benny says:

    Congratulations man, that is a dope track list. Downloading now…

  3. Jacob says:

    congrats hyphen, all these songs are dope, its goin on my ipod right now

  4. Lucas says:

    Having the three most important hip-hop radio DJs in SEA put a tape out together is major – bravo! Solid through and through.

  5. Cathy says:

    Hey Hyph,
    Big ups to you guys on this tape, it’s a must-download for me once I get my new computer figured out.
    By the way, thanks for the real talk last sunday night sound session. People need to know what the deal is! It’s great to know that not only do you promote good music, but a good way of living too. I totally feel you on the materialistic indulgence of these oblivious fools; my exact thoughts came out of your lips on that t-payne move and all the other idiot acts going on.
    Hip hop definitely lives still (thanks to dudes like you and J. Moore), it’s the human mind that’s deteriorating.

    One love,

  6. Hyphen says:

    Thanks y’all, we really appreciate you checking it out. Hopefully you enjoyed it!

    Cathy, nooooooo doubt. I think the entire music industry, and pop culture in general, doesn’t understand the impact that it has on society. Basically, if someone gave me a mic to talk to people, it’s really my duty to promote ideas I believe in. Part of me wants to be more vocal, but at the same time, the world doesn’t like to confront it’s own problems and nobody really wants to hear me complain all the time hahah.

    That said, I’m going to try to keep getting more and more involved in causes I believe in…and you can bet that if I see some buffoonery, I’ma call it out.

    Thanks for what you do in the community and for listening…

  7. […] Hyphen, J. Moore & B-Mello really put together a strong tracklist (Guity Simpson, J. Pinder, Kanye West, PacDiv, Freeway, KiD CuDi, Shad, Mos Def, Drake, Tunji, Fashawn, etc) for the 115th edition of the Cornerstone Mixtape series. I’ve been waiting for a download link to post and it’s finally arrived. Enjoy. […]

  8. […] got my hardcopy in the mail the other day and haven’t taken it out of the CD changer since. Hyphen, J. Moore & B-Mello really put together a strong tracklist (Guity Simpson, J. Pinder, Kanye […]

  9. […] got my hardcopy in the mail the other day and haven’t taken it out of the CD changer since. Hyphen, J. Moore & B-Mello really put together a strong tracklist (Guity Simpson, J. Pinder, Kanye […]

  10. Deez says:

    Shad FTW!!!

  11. […] DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE and check out local talent, including an exclusive Blue Scholars track entitled “HI”. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)SEX AND THE CITYA brief history of DJing, courtesy DJ Hero […]

  12. Gailey says:

    How do i get my hands on this mix. I can’t download on my computer. Is there any way i could order a hard copy??

  13. Hyphen says:

    ^^unfortunately nah…they don’t sell any of the Cornerstone mixtapes. They send hard copies out to a bunch of industry folks, but that’s about it. You can’t download anything on your comp?

    Worst case, email me your address and I can burn the CD for you.

    thanks for checking it out y’all…

  14. […] Remember to download our new Cornerstone Mixtape too!  It’s getting rave reviews all over the net, but you should already know the music is great.  If you like Sound Session, you’ll like this tape – […]

  15. […] Also, you may remember the Vitamin D “Suns Out” beat from our Cornerstone Mixtape where Thig Natural of the Physics ripped a little freestyle intro.  Have you downloaded the tape yet? […]

  16. […] Scholars has got an EP coming up. And folks got a sample of your new song, “HI” off the Cornerstone Mixtape 115. I just heard it last week and I hella liked it. But what can we expect off this upcoming EP? I […]

  17. […] may remember this track from our recent Cornerstone Mixtape (download here!) and now it gets some fresh visuals.  There’s something really ill about Daytona’s […]

  18. […] we first premiered “HI-808″ on our Cornerstone Mixtape, the homies Geo & Sabzi also mentioned to us that they shot a video for the song on location in […]

  19. […] D, and Kuddie Fresh.  You may even remember “Safe Place” with Guilty Simpson from our Cornerstone Mixtape a while […]

  20. […] off his brand new mixtape.  J. Moore and I hosted the tape, while it was mixed by DJ B-Mello.  Sound familiar?  Cop Lace’s tape for the free right here – […]

  21. […] to add that J. Moore and I hosted the tape, while DJ B-Mello mixed the project from front to back (sound familiar?).  It was a great process all around, so big shouts to Lace, Frank, Blastoff Productions, […]

  22. […] where you heard this record first?  *Cough* Cornerstone Mixtape #115 […]

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  24. […] hosted Cornerstone Mixtape #115 back in May of 2009 with DJ B-Mello on the 1′s and 2′s (click here to check that out if you missed it!), and now we’re happy to report that we’ve been selected again to head up the […]

  25. […] Rude One says, “real DJ’s do real things.”  The saying rings true for our friend DJ Hyphen out of Seattle who put together Cornerstone’s latest promo tape along with J. Moore and […]

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